Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Members of UMass community register at bone marrow drives

By Jessica Sacco

April 10, 2011

Filed under Campus News

Also see: Slideshow: Bone Marrow drive at UMass They came with red balloons, music, pins, t-shirts and lots of determination. Stationed outside of every dining common on the University of Massachusetts campus, the UMass branch of DKM...

UMass group to host bone marrow drive today and tomorrow

By Jessica Sacco

April 7, 2011

Filed under Health & Wellness

Get swabbed and save a life. That’s the motto the University of Massachusetts branch of DKMS Americas – a bone marrow recruitment agency – will try to hammer-in today and tomorrow during its second annual bone marrow re...

Bike to the Beat concert promotes sustainability

By Jessica Sacco

March 2, 2011

Filed under Campus News

For the University of Massachusetts Eco-Rep members, powering up a concert may have broke a sweat, but didn’t break the electric bill. In an effort to raise awareness about utilities conservation, primarily concerning wastes of electricity and water, the 37 students in the Eco-Rep Program host...

A swab can save a life

By Jessica Sacco

November 21, 2010

Filed under Archives

On Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 there was more than just dancing happening in the University of Massachusetts Student Union Ballroom. Along with those participating in a 12-hour dance marathon to raise money and awareness for the Ba...

UMass launches new grad program in fish engineering

By Jessica Sacco

September 16, 2010

Filed under Five College News, Local News, Science & Technology

The University of Massachusetts, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) station in Hadley, Mass., launched a first in-the-nation graduate program in ecohydrology and fish passage engineering this fall. The program, which is based in the Department of Civil...

Digging deeper into the Grand Canyon

By Jessica Sacco

November 6, 2009

Filed under Archives

Those visiting the Grand Canyon, with its million-year-old rock formations, colorful layers and breath-taking views, may come back with a little extra knowledge thanks to local efforts. Michael Williams, a Geosciences professor at...

UMass launches energy sustainability workshops

By Jessica Sacco

October 12, 2009

Filed under Archives

Students, faculty and staff gathered in the University of Massachusetts’ Mullins Center on Oct. 7 and 8 to attend the year’s kickoff sustainability workshops, brought to the campus by Johnson Controls, Inc. This effort was cre...

James V. Staros appointed provost and vice chancellor

By Jessica Sacco

September 7, 2009

Filed under Archives

Even though the majority of UMass students have spent the summer removed, both physically and mentally, from campus affairs, Whitmore has been  the scene of quite a bit of administrative activity; the summer break has seen th...